The current details and design of VW ID.2 have emerged. To date, the Volkswagen Group does not have an electric car in segment B (utility vehicles), one of the most important in the European market: its electric access range is made up of three models from segment A (urban), the SEAT Mii electric, Skoda CITIGOe iV, and Volkswagen e-up !, and above it has proposals from the C segment (compact) onwards, such as the Volkswagen ID.3.
This will change in 2025 with the arrival of the “MEB Entry Family”, a range of affordable electric cars with which the German company will try to give the final boost to the popularization of electric mobility in Europe. The members of this line-up will make use of the MEB Small modular platform, a cheaper and simplified version of the MEB platform already seen in the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4.
Only three brands will benefit from this architecture: CUPRA, which will launch a sports utility vehicle based on the UrbanRebel Concept prototype design; Skoda, which will develop a car “focused on space”; and Volkswagen, which has confirmed the launch of two models based on this basis: the ID.1 and the VW ID.2.
While the ID.1 will be a conventional hatchback similar to the Polo, the VW ID.2 will be a B-SUV equivalent to the current T-Cross. Curiously, the ID.2 will be the first to hit the market, as its launch is scheduled for 2025, while the ID.1 will wait until 2027. Like the rest of the models of the “MEB Entry Family”, the ID.1 and VW ID.2 will be produced at the group’s Spanish plants (Landaben and Martorell).
The VW ID.2 will cost just under 20,000 euros
During the last Munich Motor Show, Volkswagen presented a prototype as a preview of the VW ID.2, the ID. Life Concept. The SUV will be the first to launch a new design line within the ID family, simpler, timeless and with a retro touch: round headlights, well-defined volumes, elimination of superfluous aesthetic elements …
Unlike the MEB platform, the MEB Small platform will be front-wheel drive, which is why it will use disc brakes on the rear axle instead of drums. Its suspension scheme will be MacPherson struts on the front axle and torsion bar on the rear, a configuration similar to that found in the MQB A0 of the Polo and T-Cross.
The prototype ID. Life was introduced with a 234 hp (172 kW) and 290 Nm electric motor. This power unit, capable of completing 0-100 km / h in 6.9 seconds and propelling you to a maximum of 180 km / h, will only be available in the GTX sports variant.
Something similar will happen with the batteries: there will be several packs, the most capable being 57 kWh. With it, the VW ID.2 will approve a maximum range of about 400 km WLTP. Volkswagen will use LFP (lithium ferro-phosphate) cells to keep costs at bay; not in vain, the starting price of this SUV will be just under 20,000 euros before aid.
Both the dimensions (4.09 meters long and 1.60 meters high) and the load specifications (163 km in just 10 minutes) are expected to remain in the final model. On the other hand, Volkswagen recently confirmed that the vehicle will have OTA updates, which will allow it to keep its software always “up to date.”